2007 Annual General Meeting, Oct. 5-7, Vancouver, BC Canada

Theme: "Discovering Emma in Vancouver"

Welcome Plenary Speakers Breakout Sessions Schedule Registration
Special Events Amusements Hotel Tours Travel Info



Quiz and Answers

The quiz at the AGM was certainly "one thing very clever" indeed! By request, we are posting the quiz and the quiz answers. (Both of these are Microsoft Word documents.  Please allow up to 30 seconds for them to appear on your screen.)  Test your knowledge of Emma and see how you do.

English Country Dance  Workshops C$15/US$14
Wednesday, October 3 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, October 3 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday, October 4 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday, October 5 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Dance Mistress Marie Disiewicz will conduct four dance workshops to prepare you for the Regency Ball on Saturday night. The workshops on Thursday and Friday are full so Marie has graciously agreed to hold two additional workshops on Wednesday at Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church  in Vancouver.  For more details including transportation options, please email Marie directly at stamardez@telus.net, putting "ECD Oct 3" in your subject line.

The Art of Ribbon Flower Making C$45/US$40
Friday, October 5 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Ribbon flowers can be used as decorative accents, gift tie-ons or gathered into soft, elegant bouquets to be worn on the wrist or the bodice. Textile artist Margaret Phillips will provide ribbons, needles and thread, and guide you through the technique of making a ribbon pansy with leaves. Other flowers will be demonstrated, if time permits. Once you have mastered the technique, the art of ribbon flower making could become your lifelong passion!
Regency Reticule Workshop C$40/US$35
Friday, October 5 9:00 am - 11:00 am

A historical costumer for forty years, Rebecca Morrison-Peck will demonstrate how to construct and decorate a fully lined drawstring bag to keep those indispensable items close at hand while whirling around the dance floor at the Regency Ball. A reticule is the perfect place to hide away those love notes that mama might object to, as well as a small bottle of scent, a perfumed handkerchief, the all-important dance card and other necessary items. Complete reticule kits will be provided for each member of the class. Choose one to contrast with or to match your gown. Basic hand-sewing is all that's required. Please bring a small pair of scissors if you can.

Regency Emporium
Make sure to visit our Regency Emporium and check out the wares for sale. Browse through the book stalls for the latest publications about our favourite author. Cambridge University Press will join us to celebrate their latest edition of Jane Austen's work. Travellers Tales and The Good Sheppard Fine Bindings will also be in attendance with books, new and old, and other interesting items. BookWarehouse has promised a wide selection of books about Jane Austen and the Regency period and also books written by some of our speakers. Margaret Phillips and Rebecca Morrison-Peck, who are becoming regular features at JASNA AGM's, will bring a host of Regency-style clothing and accessories. Stop by and say hello to the Regional participants, they may have just the item you've been looking for! 
Walking Tours
Local JASNA members will accompany you in a leisurely stroll through Vancouver's Chinatown, the third largest in North America, and then on to historic Gastown. Or, choose the tour which takes you to Yaletown, location of the oldest building in Vancouver and the former site of Expo '86.The walks will start and end at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel and take approximately two hours. Wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for rain or shine.  These walking tours are being offered by local members, free of charge
Emma at Eventide
Graduate students from Simon Fraser University will guide these discussions. The theme for Thursday evening is "Bring your favourite quote from Emma." Be assured you won't be restricted to "one thing very clever…or two things moderately clever." On Saturday you can really let your imagination fly as you discuss "What will the future hold for the five recently married couples?"
Cards and Games Room
Whether you participate, or just sit back and watch, this might be a pleasant, relaxing way to end your day. Find a partner for backgammon or chess, or make up a foursome for cards. 
Afternoon Tea
Decisions, decisions! For an "Afternoon Tea Experience" you can spend a leisurely hour or so catching up with news and gossip, while sipping tea and nibbling on mini sandwiches and cake in the lobby area of the Fairmont Hotel. For the more adventurous, take the number 16 Arbutus bus to Kerrisdale, a suburb of Vancouver, where "The Secret Garden Tea Company" awaits you. This cozy establishment is a favourite for those who like scones, served with cream and strawberry jam, accompanied by a good cuppa! (Loose tea of course!)

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